Monday, August 01, 2016

From the people who brought you Brexit

[BBC] -- UKIP leadership hopeful Steven Woolfe has admitted failing to disclose a drink-driving ban when seeking election as a police and crime commissioner. Mr Woolfe told Huffington Post he "forgot about the conviction" from 2002 when he stood for election in 2012 - in a possible breach of electoral law. He got a £350 fine and nine-month ban for being drunk in charge of a scooter. Mr Woolfe is awaiting UKIP's verdict on whether he can run for the leadership, having missed the nominations deadline. The 48-year old MEP and immigration spokesman, who is seen as the frontrunner to succeed outgoing leader Nigel Farage, blamed technical issues with the registration site and insisted he was still in the race. 

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